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Day trip in Maramures

Day trip in Historical Maramures

MARAMURES -Surdesti Wooden Church
MARAMURES -Surdesti Wooden Church

Day trip in Historical Maramures

departure from Baia Mare/Cluj Napoca

  • Surdesti wooden church in 1721 one of the eight churches included in UNESCO World Heritage Circuit and highest wooden church in the world 72m
  • Wooden church Budeşti – there is a collection of icons painted on glass. There is the  armor of Pintea  the Brave, a Robin Hood of Maramures
  • continue along the valley Cosau the holidays, the next village, where you can admire some hand carved wooden gates Maramures style and extraordinary old local  crafts: whirlpool, Horinca mill and grain mill, all functional
  •     Barsana Monastery – dating from the seventeenth century but demolished by the communist regime and rebuilt on the old settlement residents of old monastery
  • The Memorial of Communism  at the Sighet Memorial – former communist prison where they were incarcerated and have found the end most of the interwar Romanian intellectuals;
  •  Meal at one of the many restaurants with traditional food from Sighet (recommended Marmatia)
  • Merry Cemetery in Sapinta – these unique wooden works and poems engraved on the tombs in the village cemetery crosses made ​​by a folk artist named Stan Ioan Patrascu  since 1935
  • return to Sighet 18 km and Berbesti can admire a beautiful wooden cross built by unknown local village dating centuries back
  • Wooden church from Desesti – UNESCO circuit paintings with biblical images interior well preserved throughout the walls and even on the ceiling of the church
    back in Baia Mare along the Mara Valley, crossing Gutii mountains the most important access road to Historical Maramures


Includes: itinerary as described, car, driver/ guide.


This tour can be made entirely during summer, when day is longer.

There is a local airport in Baia Mare with flights to and from Bucharest.

The closest international airport is Cluj Napoca on a shorter route or overnight during itinerary. Transfers  and trip can be done upon request for tourists lodged in Cluj Napoca .

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UNESCO Heritage in Romania

UNESCO Heritage in Romania


 UNESCO Cultural  Heritage

  • Churches of Moldavia (1993)
    • The Church of the Holy Rood, Patrauti
    • The Church of St George of the former Voronet Monastery
    • The Church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist ( Suceava,built by Luca Arbore)
    • The three-apsed Church of St George, formerly the Metropolitan Church of Moldavia
    • The Church of St Nicholas and the Catholicon of the Monastery of Probota
    • The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the former Monastery of Humor
    • The Church of the Annunciation of the Monastery of Moldovita


    • Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains (1999)
      • Sarmizegetusa Regia  ( Orastie Plateau)
      • Costeşti-Cetatuie
      • Costesti-Blidaru
      • Luncani Piatra Rosie fortress
      • Banita (Jiu Valley)
      • Căpâlna fortress


      • Historic Centre of Sighişoara (1999)


      • Monastery of Horezu (1993)


      • Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania (1993)
        • Biertan
        • Câlnic
        • Prejmer
        • Viscri
        • Dârjiu
        • Saschiz
        • Valea Viilor


        • Wooden Churches of Maramureş (1999)
          • The Church of the Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple (Bârsana)
          • The Church of Saint Nicholas (Budeşti)
          • The Church of the Holy Paraskeva
          • The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin
          • The Church of the Holy Archangels (Plopiş)
          • The Church of the Holy Parasceve (Poienile Izei)
          • The Church of the Holy Archangels (Rogoz)
          • The Church of the Holy Archangels (Şurdeşti)

 Natural Heritage

Danube Delta (1991)